Yorktown High School

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAddress: 5200 Yorktown Blvd., Arlington, VA 22207

Phone: 703-228-5400

Fax: 703-228-5430

Website: yhs.apsva.us

Principal: Dr. Kevin Clark, kevin.clark@apsva.us

School hours: 8:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. (Early release 12:35 p.m.)

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This school is fully accredited by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

At Yorktown High School, we achieve equity, excellence, and empowerment. This commitment is reflected in Yorktown’s unique social and emotional education (SEL) program, known as Yorktown ROCS – Respect Others, Your Community, and most of all, Yourself! Yorktown has been recognized for this program as a “National School of Character” by the Character Education Partnership and with the Claudia Dodson Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award.

The Washington Post ranks Yorktown as one of the most academically challenging high schools in the metro area and over 90 percent of Yorktown’s graduates go on to post-secondary education. Yorktown students participate in interdisciplinary coursework as well as Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment (DE), and Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.

Yorktown addresses the needs of each student through a broad curriculum and several programs and support networks such as Patriot Period Advisory, team-taught interdisciplinary world history and English courses in ninth grade, student peer mentoring, and comprehensive athletics, arts, music, theater, and student activities programs. Additionally, Yorktown implements restorative practices throughout the school program for community building and maintaining positive student and staff interactions.

Yorktown offers the AP Capstone Program, which exemplifies our commitment to a rigorous and meaningful academic program that is inclusive and equitable. Anchored by two AP courses, AP Seminar and AP Research, the program gives all students the opportunity to develop critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and academic research skills that prepare them for success in the future. Students who successfully complete AP Seminar and AP Research earn a nationally recognized AP Seminar and Research Certificate. Students who successfully complete both AP Capstone courses and four additional AP classes are recognized with the AP Capstone Diploma upon graduation.

Capping off Yorktown’s whole-child focus is the Senior Experience, which provides seniors the opportunity to explore career paths through real-life, hands-on internships.

With an emphasis on equity and access for all students, multiple pathways to excellence, and social-emotional learning to empower students, Yorktown High School is an incredible place to learn and grow.